Intro to Astro & Nightscape Photography at Mount Pleasant

Free
01 Oct 2022 / 08:00 PM - 05 Oct 2022 / 11:00 PM AEDT
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As darkness falls over Tasmania, Nikon School returns to Tasmania with an exclusive three-hour, hands-on nightscape and astro workshop with landscape photographer and specalist Nikon School Lecturer, Ben Wilkinson.

Date and time

Sat., 01 October 2022 8:00 pm - Wed., 05 October 2022 11:00 pm AEDT

Location

Mount Pleasant Observatory, 40 Denholms Road, Cambridge, TAS, 7170

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Skill Level

Introduction or Beginner

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As darkness falls over Tasmania, Nikon School returns to Tasmania with an exclusive three-hour, hands-on nightscape and astro workshop with landscape photographer and specalist Nikon School Lecturer, Ben Wilkinson.

 

Attendees will gain, public evening access to the Tasmanian Astronomical Society's observatory located within the University of Tasmania’s Radio Observatory site at Mount Pleasant. The site provides a rare opportunity to create spectacular foregrounds of the 26-metre dish in front of the night skies.

Nightscape and astrophotography can be a tricky yet very rewarding form of photography. Ben will teach you how to use your DSLR or mirrorless camera, your wide-angle lens, and creative eye to create strong compositions, while using the starlit nightscape as a backdrop.

Take advantage of this opportunity to visit a Tasmanian landmark, learn niche photographic skills, and walk away with the confidence to take extraordinary and memorable images at night.

 

Topics Covered

  • Camera noise when shooting higher ISO settings
  • Equipment for Astrophotography
  • Exposing for the stars and reading your histogram
  • Camera lenses and what to look out for
  • Manually focusing at night
  • White Balance settings and why a custom setting is better
  • Apps to help plan your shoots (Weather, Night Sky)
  • Long exposure techniques used in creating star trails

 

What to Bring – Essential Equipment

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera
  • Fully charged camera battery (and spares)
  • Memory card(s)
  • Wide angled lenses
  • Tripod
  • Warm clothing (including gloves and beanie) as it will be cold
  • Head Torch required
  • Snacks and drinks

Note: If you’re bringing along a Nikon camera and it’s SnapBridge compatible, please bring along your mobile device with the SnapBridge application already installed. 

 

Meet the Lecturer

BEN WILKINSON

With over 15 years of experience, Ben Wilkinson, (@wilkography_tasmania) Tasmanian photographer and adventurer, loves photographing wilderness, landscapes, astro, and weddings. As a Nikon School Lecturer, Ben shares his knowledge on capturing the beauty of his surroundings against the rugged Tasmanian landscape. 

Alongside his family and friends, photographing and exploring Tasmania gives him a great appreciation of life. His passion for photography allows him to immerse himself in the moment. 

INTRO TO ASTRO & NIGHTSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY AT MOUNT PLEASANT| MOUNT PLEASANT, TAS

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